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Miles Davis

New York chef Daniel Humm's menu is inspired by jazz legend Miles Davis

Daniel Humm at the Mandarin Grill.

Daniel Humm's round, smiling face looks remarkably rested for a man who's just endured a 16-hour flight from New York, touching down at 7pm the night before our interview.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 10:05am

ALBUM (1964)

Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock Blue Note

The most influential of Herbie Hancock's classic Blue Note albums of the 1960s - Empyrean Isles (1964) and Maiden Voyage (1965) - were recorded while he was a member of Miles Davis' 'Second Great Quintet', and used that group's bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1972)

Return to Forever Chick Corea ECM

The original album by Return to Forever is one of the landmark recordings of early jazz-rock/fusion/electric jazz - call it what you will.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Notes

At the age of 69 Jack Bruce can be forgiven for wanting to relive some past glories.

The bassist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist enjoyed his greatest fame in the 1960s with Cream - the groundbreaking trio with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker which fused free jazz improvisation with blues structures, and rock rhythms and volume.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Six years have passed since saxophonist Kenny Garrett's last studio album as a leader, 2006's Grammy-nominated Beyond The Wall, but he has hardly been idle since then.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

For many jazz and blues fans, hearing New Orleans singer and piano man Dr John was a highlight of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

In jazz, unlike tennis, the lines between playing 'in' and 'out' are blurred, there being no umpire to make the call.

For musicians, playing 'out' originally meant simply stepping outside the boundaries set by a composition's harmonic structure.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

A Happy New Year to all and a reminder that good music can take your mind off that hangover.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Blue notes

When an elderly jazz musician dies, fans generally mourn the loss of a link to glories of the past rather than music the artist had yet to create.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

In recent years hundreds of hours of studio outtakes and previously unreleased concert recordings by the late Miles Davis have been made available, usually in expensive box sets. The majority of the outtakes are a testament to the good taste of the producers who originally opted to leave them in the tape vault.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Another great week of live jazz begins tonight at the Skylark Lounge, where the Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet - comprising Jeremy Monteiro on organ, Eugene Pao on guitar, Tots Tolentino on sax and Chanutr Techatana-nana on drums - starts a two-night residency, concluding tomorrow.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blue Notes

'I've always liked the vibraphone-guitar sound,' says vibes virtuoso and innovator Gary Burton, who expanded the range and technique of playing the instrument by going from two mallets to four.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Ben Williams' debut album on Concord has been issued with much fanfare. Whether this is because the record company thinks it has a major talent on its hands, or because its marketing department reckons he's the male answer to Esperanza Spalding, is less clear. Either way, it is a commercially and carefully balanced exercise, which is not to say there is not good music here.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Was Tutu the last great Miles Davis album? He certainly did nothing better - or even half as good - afterwards. But was it really, as some critics have asserted on and off over the years, Davis' Sketches of Spain for the 1980s?

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rosey Chan

THE MUSIC LESSON We always played music in the house, from Beethoven and Brahms to Chinese Opera and Barbra Streisand, but it was classical music I was drawn to. I wanted to become a conductor and would steal a chopstick from the kitchen and stand on a stool, waving it around, pretending I was conducting Beethoven.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

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